Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 15:00:55 -0500
From: Leo Horishny Leo_Horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]POL.COM
Subject: Re: Gesundheit!
Terry Irons wrote:
I grew up hearing and using the term "gesundheit" to respond to
a sneeze. I would suggest that if you no longer hear the term
in southern Ohio, that fact is indicative of yet another change
indicative of dialect loss and obselescence (sp?), a topic preposed
for this year's ADS meeting by Walt.
Well, I can't argue with your family tree. All I can relate are what I've
heard (or not!) around Cincinnati for the past 17 years. I can't remember
hearing Gesundheit since I've moved here. I can't say never, ever of course,
but none that I remember. Of course, the people I've been around here are not
too terribly German...Waspy maybe, but not German. G
leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pol.com